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Come help me launch Silence on the 5th of May

Posted in Appearances.

On May 5th, 2012, I will be setting aside my book­seller hat at Bakka-Phoenix books in Toronto, and donning the slightly more nervous author hat, from 3 – 5 p.m., where I will be signing my upcoming novel, Silence.

Come and keep me company! There will be food, non-alchoholic bever­ages, and books, and me in my mostly native setting.


ETA: One of the best things about a post like this is discov­ering where other people are reading from. Even if they can’t come to see me :).

39 Responses to Come help me launch Silence on the 5th of May

  1. Paul Howard says:

    Wish I could come but I can’t.

  2. michelle says:

    Me too >.>

    Actu­ally, I expect that most of the blog readers will prob­ably not be conve­niently located in the envi­rons of Toronto or its imme­diate suburbs — but, just in case, I thought I should mention it here.

  3. So tempted to road trip. It’s only five and a half hours… (and a border crossing)

  4. Genna Warner says:

    Hmm. I wonder if I can con a friend of mine in the area to go for me. Plot­ting is a foot. :)

  5. Jo O says:

    I’ve just been noti­fied by Amazon UK that my copy has been dispatched and as I have Prime I should get it tomorrow. They orig­i­nally told me to expect delivery on 8th June so this was a nice surprise.

  6. Christina says:

    Unfor­tu­nately for me, I am in Alberta and cannot come to see you. I wish I lived closer. :( But thank you very much for the wonderful and beau­tiful books you write!! I may not be able to see you, but I will absolutely be in the book­store on May 5 in order to buy Silence!!!!! Thank you!!!

  7. bonnie holmes says:

    my most favorite and wonderful sister will hope­fully by proxy coming to the signing and sending me silence.boy i love my sister​.one of these years when certain of my respon­si­bil­i­ties end i will be coming to see you​.you have been warned​.lol

  8. Annah says:

    I told my Mom that if we were ever in the vicinity of Toronto — whether it be passing through or staying in a hotel ten miles away that I was going to badger her and Dad into driving me to your “mostly native setting” and having a nice conver­sa­tion about books after my fangirl­ness dies down.

    Because THAT didn’t sound creepy or stalker-ish AT ALL… *note sarcasm*

  9. Aaron M. says:

    Tucson, AZ might as well be the other side of the world from Toronto. Someday. Until then, I’ll be there in spirit.

  10. michelle says:

    That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. The way it’s supposed to work is you say you’re not coming and I pout.


  11. michelle says:

    It really doesn’t sound creepy to me :D

  12. michelle says:

    I’ll be happy to see her again :).

  13. Chris says:

    I’m in the right conti­nent, but not *quite* close enough to make it. I hope that the book is a success and that everyone who goes has a great time! :)

  14. mvictorine says:

    That… is a really nice thing to say.
    Michelle, I am really sorry, but I will not be able to come up to Toronto to mock you ruth­lessly and cele­brate your new release.
    Please forgive me!
    In fact, you *must* let me take you and Thomas out to dinner the next time I see you! No arguments! 

    (Also, this comment box is acting weird and hiding the words at the far right side. You should say some­thing to your website gnomes. Maybe threaten them a little.)

  15. Ralph Walker says:

    I, too, am unable to attend. Mass­a­chu­setts is is not terribly distant,but I will have to plan to make a Toronto trip another time. Looking forward to Silence. I have it on order from my local B&N.
    More great books from you to read. I don’t know if I deserve this much happiness!

  16. Adenike says:

    Except for finals.…a paper, and 2 presen­ta­tions, I would totally fly from New York. Alas.

  17. Scorbet says:

    I’d also love to come but google maps is informing me that I’d a) 37 days to drive there so it’s a bit late b) require 1 jetski journey, as well as 2 kayak trips to get there :-)

    (I’m in Shanghai in case you’re wondering.)

  18. michelle says:

    Shanghai O.o

    Yes, that would be little far to travel. Except for the little part :)

  19. Michael says:

    I live in the Toronto suburb known as Buffalo, NY, and hope to be able to attend. I’ve been meaning to give Bakka-Phoenix a visit for a long time now, and this is a good reason.

  20. Lara Beneshan says:

    How I wish I was a little closer! I’m sure it will be lots of fun!

  21. Mandi says:

    I wish i could go! Any chance of you doing a signing in NY, or even NJ, CT, or PA? Please, Please, Please!

  22. CallyPendragon says:

    hm.. come vaca­tion in the sunny wilds of warm Florida? (and by warm, I mean 90 degrees today). Wish I could come.. but Toronto is just a BIT far :) but hey.. you decide to come visit the land of the mouse.. I’m there!

  23. Meagan says:

    I would come if I could, but as with most people here that’s not really close by. Looking forward to reading Silence though as I need a new book desper­ately. When I can quote things verbatim from books at people it’s a sign I have clearly read it one or twenty too many times — or at least the looks I get tell me ‑they- think it’s a sign. 

    Back on topic…probably better there is a distance issue as I am terribly shy and would prob­ably hide in a corner.

  24. michelle says:

    I usually attend Conflu­ence, which is the last weekend of July, in Pitts­burgh, which is in PA. Gener­ally, though, because I don’t have a driver’s license and do have two kids, I don’t get out and around all that much >.>

  25. Shaima says:

    Hi Michelle I’m ecstatic for may 5th. I’ll finally have some­thing to keep me occu­pied while I ever so patiently wait for Cast in Peril, lol. I can’t wait. I love your books, and living in Toronto finally gives me the chance to meet my favourite author at last!
    Cant wait, see you there!
    PS. lame question.…but Bakka Phoenix is a book­store right? Just wondering in case I have to get my copy from some­where else. lol

  26. Mandi says:

    Thank you for the infor­ma­tion about Conflu­ence. I will look that up! I have to ask about the driver’s license though… how come you don’t have one?

    BTW I absolutely LOVE the Elantra books!! Can’t wait for Cast in Peril to come out!! I recom­mend those books to all of my friends!

  27. Estara says:

    Best of luck for the signing! I’ll be getting my ebook copy and reading it on my Sony Reader in Germany thinking of you all. If I should ever make it to Canada at all Toronto and your book­store are defi­nitely on my to-be-visited list.

  28. Shaima says:

    please ignore the last bit abt Bakka Phoenix. Obvi­ously I need to brush up on my skills on using the internet. lol.

  29. Michael says:

    Just to be sure … you will have a big pile of books on hand so I don’t need to order one posthaste from Amazon, right?

  30. Michael says:

    I didn’t intend that as a reply to Shaima.
    Not sure how I managed that.

  31. michelle says:

    We will have a pile of books on hand.

    I’m not sure why the reply came where it showed up; I’m having a tiny bit of trouble myself (commenting, not in reply posi­tion, but still >.>)

  32. michelle says:

    I feel as if you’re always here in spirit, Estara :)

  33. annette says:

    i would like to know when it is coming out in Australia so i can order it from Dymocks book stores, other­wise i will try and get them to get it from usa for me.


  34. michelle says:

    Sadly, there is no Australian publisher at the moment =/.

  35. Shaima says:

    is the book signing from 3 – 5 or 3 – 6 (bakka phoenix website says some­thing else) ^^0 crossing my fingers hope­fully 6pm? Either way, gonna rush over after work and bring my fangirl-crazi­ness to the signing. (lots of Night­shade conversation)

  36. Kat F says:

    I know some people who live in Canada, but I don’t think our rela­tion­ship has progressed to the point that I could beg/threaten/blackmail them into going as my proxy (all that online friend­ship stuff still leaves me awkward — even after meeting some of them in person). I live in Alaska, so well, I’ll continue to cheer you on and gush over you to those in my vicinity from here.

    In the mean­time, I lost one of the House books as I was nearing the end. I was cleaning, and as is often the case when I clean I had an inten­tion to “straighten things” where things is all-the-things and straighten is irre­versibly-lose-all-the-impor­tant-things. Bah. I was trying to slow down reading it so it would last longer, but not to the point of complete stand­still. I keep telling myself I’m not suffering with­drawals from seeing it and knowing it’s there ready for me to pick up and read when­ever I want, but then again I have a history of lying to myself. Might go with a second copy, where­upon the first will spring from its hiding place forthwith.

  37. Aww. That is SO kind!

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